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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.
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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

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@dcbubblepod

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Episodes

Is the GOP reaching a boiling point?

4/17/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex Roarty and D.C. Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reporter Andrea Drusch talk with McClatchy White House reporter Anita Kumar about the chaos surrounding the Trump administration and the Hill. Tune into Beyond the Bubble each Tuesday.

Duration:00:24:20

Never say never, says #NeverTrump

4/10/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex Roarty and D.C. Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reporter Andrea Drusch talk with Senator Marco Rubio's former presidential advisor Alex Conant about the #NeverTrumpers that have come back into the spotlight. Then, Roarty and Drusch talk to Katie Glueck about the likelihood that a Republican could outperform President Trump in the presidential primaries.

Duration:00:23:10

Facebook breaches, campaign screeches

4/3/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex Roarty and D.C. Fort-Worth Star-Telegram reporter Andrea Drusch talk with Melissa Ryan of CTRL, ALT RIGHT, DELETE and the Factual Democracy Project about Facebook as a media company. Then, Tara McGowan of ACRONYM and Lockwood Strategies sits down to chat about how Facebook's data breach may affect political campaigns during this contentioys election cycle. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:25:36

Guns, marches, and Conor Lamb

3/20/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's Alex Roarty and the News & Observer’s Colin Campbell sit down with Guns Down America director Igor Volsky to talk about how Democrats are reacting to gun reform post-Parkland and how the gun-friendly candidate Conor Lamb won a congressional seat in a conservative Pennsylvania district.

Duration:00:27:00

Dems mess with Texas

3/13/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch sit down with Fort-Worth Star-Telegram politics reporter Bud Kennedy to talk about primaries in the Lone-Star state and all of the sly digs and elementary school name-calling involved.

Duration:00:21:16

Real, not real: February's top lies

2/27/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's national political correspondent Alex Roarty sits down with Politifact's Louis Jacobson to talk about all of the month's best lies, from half-truths to pants-on-fire territory.

Duration:00:16:52

Dem super PAC: It's the economy, stupid

2/20/2018
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On this week’s episode, McClatchy's politics national correspondent Alex Roarty sits down with Priorities USA's Guy Cecil to talk about a new memo evaluating whether or not Democrats should focus on pocketbook issues or social justice issues.

Duration:00:18:23

Real/Not Real? January's Top Lies

1/30/2018
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On this week’s episode, we introduce a new segment called Real/Not Real with Politifact's Aaron Sharockman. Listen as we look at how Republicans, including the president, and Democrats might be bending the truth a bit this month. Then, McClatchy's senior political correspondent Katie Glueck joins Kristin Roberts and Alex Roarty to talk Koch summit.

Duration:00:24:36

Blue Dog Democrats on 2018

1/19/2018
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We switch things up on a new Beyond the Bubble this week. Instead of having a roundtable discussion, co-host Alex Roarty speaks with three Blue Dog Democrats about their optimism for 2018 and what they really think of President Trump.

Duration:00:15:27

Episode 42: Will Dems cave on Trump's wall?

1/16/2018
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On this week’s episode, we look at how Democrats and Republicans are handling DACA negotiations tied to President Trump's border wall and how one state –– Texas–– is dealing with the turmoil. Joining Kristin Roberts this week are McClatchy national correspondent Alex Roarty, National Journal politics editor Josh Kraushaar, and the Texas Tribune's Abby Livingston.

Duration:00:23:08

Episode 41: Can Dems resist nominating a white guy?

1/8/2018
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On this week’s episode, we take a look at the National Journal Hotline's power-rankings of Democrats who might just win a 2020 presidential nomination from the party and who might need to be on that list. Joining Kristin Roberts this week are McClatchy national correspondent Alex Roarty, National Journal politics editor Josh Kraushaar, and Politico national political correspondent Tim Alberta.

Duration:00:35:17

Episode 40: 2017 was more than just Trump

12/18/2017
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On this week’s episode, we wrap up all of the stories in a few battleground states that caught our attention this past year from #metoo to Hurricane Harvey. Joining Kristin Roberts to offer the view from outside the D.C. bubble are McClatchy national correspondent Alex Roarty, Sacramento Bee correspondent Emily Cadei, the News & Observer's Colin Campbell, the Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy, and the Lexington Herald-Leader's Bill Estep.

Duration:00:34:08

Episode 39: Neck and neck in Alabama

12/11/2017
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On this week’s episode: Alabama's race for U.S. Senate comes to a tipping point with one day left to campaign. Polls in the state are mixed with most having candidate Roy Moore either 10 points behind or neck and neck with Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Moore faces allegations of inappropriate behavior with teenage girls. Joining McClatchy's national political correspondent Alex Roarty this week is Rick Tyler, conservative commentator and political strategist. Senior national...

Duration:00:21:33

Episode 37: Dems' Red-State blues (ft. tax reform)

11/27/2017
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On this week’s episode: Democratic lawmakers in Red States such as Missouri take sides on the GOP tax plan. Joining McClatchy national political correspondent Alex Roarty to discuss the view from beyond the D.C. bubble is former Alaska Senator Mark Begich; and Lindsay Wise, Washington Correspondent for the Kansas City Star.

Duration:00:27:42

Episode 36: Is Roy Moore rock bottom for Republicans?

11/13/2017
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On this week’s episode: As the Roy Moore scandal in Alabama’s Senate race grows, will accusations of criminal sexual conduct energize voters against Moore—or will it energize his base? Joining Kristin Roberts to offer the view from outside the D.C. bubble are Alabama-based political consultant David Mowery; McClatchy New York City bureau chief Katie Glueck; South Carolina Congressional correspondent Emma Dumain; and McClatchy national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration:00:33:32

Episode 35: The fight against fake news

11/6/2017
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On this week’s episode: Fact-checking becomes weaponized under President Donald Trump. Joining Kristin Roberts to help tell fact from fiction from beyond the D.C. bubble is Aaron Sharockman, the executive director of PolitiFact; McClatchy investigative reporter Ben Wieder; and McClatchy national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration:00:28:15

Episode 34: Democrats wrestle with the Nancy Pelosi problem

10/30/2017
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On this week’s episode: Democrats’ 2018 hopes to win back seats—and perhaps the majority—in the House may hinge upon one of their own: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Joining McClatchy national political correspondent Alex Roarty to discuss the view from beyond the D.C. bubble is Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, and Emily Cadei, Washington correspondent for The Sacramento Bee.

Duration:00:25:33

Episode 33: GOP braces for primary ‘war’ against itself

10/23/2017
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On this week’s episode: As the 2018 primary contests begin to take shape in Mississippi, Nevada, Arizona, and beyond, battle lines harden on both sides of the aisle. Joining Kristin Roberts to offer the view from outside the D.C. bubble are Mississippi-based consultant Austin Barbour; McClatchy’s New York City bureau chief Katie Glueck; and McClatchy national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration:00:28:16

Episode 32: Nancy Pelosi, Steve Bannon, and the villains of 2018

10/16/2017
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On this week’s episode: With the 2018 midterms coming into focus, political operatives are choosing the opposing party’s biggest villains—and in one contentious Kentucky House race, battle lines are already being drawn. Joining Kristin Roberts to offer the view from beyond the D.C. bubble are Jesse Ferguson, former deputy national press secretary for Hillary Clinton; Bill Estep of the Lexington Herald-Leader; and McClatchy national political correspondent Alex Roarty.

Duration:00:22:34

Episode 31: The liberal left takes over

9/25/2017
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On this week’s episode: Nearly a year after the 2016 presidential election, a reeling Democratic party has been transformed by a surge of energy from the activist left, electrified by Donald Trump’s inauguration and his first nine months in office. But will those progressive forces pull the party too far left? Joining Kristin Roberts to offer a view from battleground states are Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign; and McClatchy national political correspondent...

Duration:00:28:10

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